Period
to 24 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 287 726
Rank change year-on-year +167 +439 +550
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 4695 2265 662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.69% 1.18% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 1.32% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3846 1868 567
UK median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% -17.86%
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 156716 171785 194539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.89% 89.13% 88.29%
Number of salaries quoted 123459 143267 159915
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 24 September 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +161 4500 £62,500 - 306
London +84 2936 £70,000 +7.69% 193
UK excluding London +267 1660 £50,000 - 125
South East +236 575 £55,000 +4.76% 43
North of England +147 355 £47,500 -13.64% 33
Midlands +154 240 £45,000 -10.00% 15
South West +143 238 £47,500 +5.56% 14
North West +131 198 £47,500 -9.52% 23
West Midlands +106 184 £42,500 -15.00% 7
East of England +127 143 £55,000 - 8
Yorkshire +60 141 £52,000 -5.45% 7
Scotland +18 77 £55,000 +20.88% 10
East Midlands +71 56 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Wales +20 26 £45,000 - 1
North East +16 16 £39,000 -42.22% 3
Northern Ireland - 11 £70,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 3045 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2416 (51.46%) Java
3 1653 (35.21%) TDD
4 1554 (33.10%) JavaScript
5 1354 (28.84%) Amazon AWS
6 1310 (27.90%) DevOps
7 1233 (26.26%) .NET
8 1153 (24.56%) Software Engineering
9 1118 (23.81%) Spring
10 1092 (23.26%) Docker
11 1086 (23.13%) REST
12 1068 (22.75%) Git (software)
13 1052 (22.41%) Finance
14 1037 (22.09%) Continuous Integration
15 1024 (21.81%) C#
16 1010 (21.51%) Scrum
17 1004 (21.38%) NoSQL
18 983 (20.94%) AngularJS
19 981 (20.89%) HTML
20 977 (20.81%) SQL
21 924 (19.68%) Linux
22 865 (18.42%) BDD
23 859 (18.30%) SOA
24 851 (18.13%) Web Services
25 824 (17.55%) Node.js
26 808 (17.21%) CSS
27 745 (15.87%) MVC
28 736 (15.68%) RESTful
29 725 (15.44%) Python
30 724 (15.42%) Microsoft Azure

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 312 (6.65%) Elasticsearch
2 231 (4.92%) Apache
3 200 (4.26%) Tomcat
4 176 (3.75%) Apache Spark
5 133 (2.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 127 (2.71%) Confluence
7 125 (2.66%) CMS
7 125 (2.66%) JBoss
8 97 (2.07%) Apache Solr
9 93 (1.98%) WebSphere
10 71 (1.51%) WebLogic
11 48 (1.02%) OpenStack
12 46 (0.98%) nginx
13 45 (0.96%) NServiceBus
14 38 (0.81%) WildFly
15 36 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
16 33 (0.70%) SharePoint
17 29 (0.62%) Apache Geronimo
18 28 (0.60%) EPiServer
18 28 (0.60%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (0.15%) HipChat
2 5 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (0.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.043%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.043%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.043%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.021%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (0.64%) Eloqua
2 23 (0.49%) RMDS
3 22 (0.47%) Magento
4 21 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.19%) SessionCam
5 9 (0.19%) Social Studio
6 8 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
7 7 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.15%) Unica
8 4 (0.085%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.043%) Advent Geneva
9 2 (0.043%) Front Arena
9 2 (0.043%) Summit
10 1 (0.021%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.021%) MetaTrader
10 1 (0.021%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.021%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.021%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1354 (28.84%) Amazon AWS
2 724 (15.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 336 (7.16%) SaaS
4 194 (4.13%) PaaS
5 145 (3.09%) GitHub
6 137 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 120 (2.56%) IaaS
8 111 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
9 96 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
10 65 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
11 64 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 52 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
13 46 (0.98%) npm
14 41 (0.87%) OpenShift
15 38 (0.81%) Amazon S3
16 32 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
17 23 (0.49%) Akamai
18 22 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 19 (0.40%) Heroku
20 16 (0.34%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 184 (3.92%) HTTP
2 60 (1.28%) Internet
3 59 (1.26%) Firewall
4 43 (0.92%) DNS
5 34 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 23 (0.49%) AMQP
7 16 (0.34%) SSL
8 13 (0.28%) Broadband
9 12 (0.26%) SMPP
10 11 (0.23%) FTP
11 10 (0.21%) VPN
12 9 (0.19%) Network Security
13 7 (0.15%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.15%) Skype
14 6 (0.13%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (0.11%) BGP
15 5 (0.11%) Kerberos
15 5 (0.11%) SMS
15 5 (0.11%) SSH
16 4 (0.085%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1004 (21.38%) NoSQL
2 700 (14.91%) MongoDB
3 548 (11.67%) SQL Server
4 524 (11.16%) MySQL
5 457 (9.73%) Relational Database
6 434 (9.24%) Big Data
7 371 (7.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 301 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
9 263 (5.60%) Redis
10 227 (4.83%) Hadoop
11 137 (2.92%) RDBMS
12 119 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 90 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
14 70 (1.49%) Neo4j
15 68 (1.45%) Blockchain
16 67 (1.43%) HBase
17 65 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
18 59 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
19 49 (1.04%) Couchbase
20 47 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1068 (22.75%) Git (software)
2 711 (15.14%) Jenkins
3 440 (9.37%) Maven
4 323 (6.88%) TeamCity
5 301 (6.41%) JIRA
6 289 (6.16%) Cucumber
7 253 (5.39%) JUnit
8 228 (4.86%) Selenium
9 199 (4.24%) Octopus Deploy
10 166 (3.54%) Subversion
11 144 (3.07%) Gradle
12 139 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
13 136 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 121 (2.58%) gulp
15 115 (2.45%) Visual Studio
16 98 (2.09%) webpack
17 96 (2.04%) MSBuild
18 91 (1.94%) Bitbucket
19 84 (1.79%) Hudson
20 75 (1.60%) Eclipse
General
1 1052 (22.41%) Finance
2 427 (9.09%) Banking
3 300 (6.39%) Retail
4 240 (5.11%) Marketing
5 216 (4.60%) Games
6 138 (2.94%) Electronics
6 138 (2.94%) Telecoms
7 127 (2.71%) Investment Banking
8 121 (2.58%) Manufacturing
9 110 (2.34%) Front Office
10 106 (2.26%) Retail Banking
11 80 (1.70%) Advertising
12 68 (1.45%) Law
13 47 (1.00%) Legal
14 40 (0.85%) Back Office
15 39 (0.83%) Billing
16 32 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
17 22 (0.47%) Publishing
18 16 (0.34%) Financial Institution
19 12 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2656 (56.57%) Developer
2 1162 (24.75%) Java Developer
3 831 (17.70%) Senior Developer
4 533 (11.35%) Architect
5 467 (9.95%) .NET Developer
6 420 (8.95%) C# Developer
7 406 (8.65%) Senior Java Developer
8 391 (8.33%) Software Engineer
9 280 (5.96%) Full Stack Developer
10 270 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
11 256 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
12 242 (5.15%) Software Developer
13 241 (5.13%) Java Engineer
14 240 (5.11%) JavaScript Developer
15 224 (4.77%) Lead Developer
16 197 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
17 183 (3.90%) Agile Developer
18 155 (3.30%) Senior C# Developer
19 149 (3.17%) Python Developer
20 147 (3.13%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1233 (26.26%) .NET
2 1118 (23.81%) Spring
3 1086 (23.13%) REST
4 983 (20.94%) AngularJS
5 981 (20.89%) HTML
6 851 (18.13%) Web Services
7 824 (17.55%) Node.js
8 808 (17.21%) CSS
9 736 (15.68%) RESTful
10 578 (12.31%) React
11 553 (11.78%) ASP.NET
12 527 (11.22%) HTML5
13 492 (10.48%) Hibernate
14 447 (9.52%) Spring Boot
15 430 (9.16%) ASP.NET Web API
16 306 (6.52%) XML
17 305 (6.50%) SOAP
18 297 (6.33%) jQuery
19 291 (6.20%) J2EE
20 284 (6.05%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 638 (13.59%) Greenfield Project
2 459 (9.78%) Computer Science
3 330 (7.03%) User Experience
4 284 (6.05%) Fintech
5 208 (4.43%) Enterprise Software
6 191 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
7 129 (2.75%) Mobile App
8 124 (2.64%) Online Banking
9 103 (2.19%) Algorithms
10 74 (1.58%) iPad
11 67 (1.43%) Derivative
12 66 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
12 66 (1.41%) Public Cloud
13 59 (1.26%) Equity Derivative
14 58 (1.24%) Hedge funds
15 57 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 48 (1.02%) Data Centre
17 44 (0.94%) Clustering
18 43 (0.92%) Social Media
19 42 (0.89%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 924 (19.68%) Linux
2 258 (5.50%) Windows
3 202 (4.30%) Unix
4 132 (2.81%) Android
5 118 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 42 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 35 (0.75%) CentOS
7 35 (0.75%) Ubuntu
8 17 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.28%) Solaris
10 11 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 10 (0.21%) Debian
12 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.13%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.085%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.085%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.043%) AIX
15 2 (0.043%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (0.043%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 3045 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1653 (35.21%) TDD
3 1310 (27.90%) DevOps
4 1153 (24.56%) Software Engineering
5 1037 (22.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1010 (21.51%) Scrum
7 865 (18.42%) BDD
8 859 (18.30%) SOA
9 745 (15.87%) MVC
10 608 (12.95%) Test Automation
11 540 (11.50%) Open Source
12 520 (11.08%) OO
13 512 (10.91%) Continuous Delivery
14 442 (9.41%) SOLID
15 428 (9.12%) E-Commerce
16 423 (9.01%) Mentoring
17 401 (8.54%) SDLC
18 386 (8.22%) Kanban
19 344 (7.33%) Analytics
20 325 (6.92%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 2416 (51.46%) Java
2 1554 (33.10%) JavaScript
3 1024 (21.81%) C#
4 977 (20.81%) SQL
5 725 (15.44%) Python
6 441 (9.39%) Scala
7 305 (6.50%) Ruby
8 300 (6.39%) PHP
9 296 (6.30%) Go
10 155 (3.30%) C++
11 149 (3.17%) ES6
12 134 (2.85%) Bash Shell
13 128 (2.73%) PowerShell
14 123 (2.62%) C
15 117 (2.49%) TypeScript
16 111 (2.36%) Groovy
17 98 (2.09%) Shell Script
18 71 (1.51%) Clojure
19 63 (1.34%) Perl
20 58 (1.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 538 (11.46%) Degree
2 267 (5.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 71 (1.51%) Security Cleared
4 48 (1.02%) Master's Degree
5 35 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (0.70%) ISEB
6 33 (0.70%) SC Cleared
7 27 (0.58%) PhD
8 22 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 20 (0.43%) MCP
9 20 (0.43%) MCPD
10 13 (0.28%) CITP
11 12 (0.26%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.17%) CISSP
13 6 (0.13%) CISM
14 5 (0.11%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.085%) CISA
15 4 (0.085%) PMI Certification
16 3 (0.064%) ITIL Certification
17 2 (0.043%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 385 (8.20%) QA
2 34 (0.72%) GCP
3 21 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.21%) SLA
5 8 (0.17%) GDPR
5 8 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.13%) MiFID
7 5 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.085%) EMIR
8 4 (0.085%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.064%) SSAE 16
9 3 (0.064%) TickIT
10 2 (0.043%) COBIT
10 2 (0.043%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.021%) WCAG
System Software
1 1092 (23.26%) Docker
2 18 (0.38%) HDFS
3 17 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 15 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.17%) iptables
6 8 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (0.15%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.11%) Varnish
9 4 (0.085%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.064%) Gluster
10 3 (0.064%) NFS
10 3 (0.064%) vSphere
11 2 (0.043%) etcd
11 2 (0.043%) LXC
11 2 (0.043%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.021%) flannel
12 1 (0.021%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 401 (8.54%) Kubernetes
2 358 (7.63%) Ansible
3 323 (6.88%) Puppet
4 252 (5.37%) Opscode Chef
5 83 (1.77%) Terraform
6 37 (0.79%) Mesos
7 34 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
8 21 (0.45%) Grafana
8 21 (0.45%) Kibana
8 21 (0.45%) Nagios
9 19 (0.40%) Marathon
10 18 (0.38%) Consul
10 18 (0.38%) HAProxy
11 15 (0.32%) Prometheus
11 15 (0.32%) Rancher
12 14 (0.30%) rkt
13 12 (0.26%) Icinga
13 12 (0.26%) logstash
13 12 (0.26%) Salt
14 10 (0.21%) Graphite
Vendors
1 425 (9.05%) Oracle
2 377 (8.03%) Microsoft
3 253 (5.39%) Google
4 143 (3.05%) SAP
5 95 (2.02%) Xamarin
6 75 (1.60%) TIBCO
7 68 (1.45%) Atlassian
8 66 (1.41%) IBM
9 60 (1.28%) Red Hat
9 60 (1.28%) Splunk
10 52 (1.11%) Cognizant
11 49 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
12 47 (1.00%) VMware
13 44 (0.94%) AppDynamics
14 37 (0.79%) Sitecore
15 34 (0.72%) Solace
16 32 (0.68%) New Relic
17 31 (0.66%) MuleSoft
18 28 (0.60%) Apigee
18 28 (0.60%) Marketo